The veins within the legs have one-way valves which close when the muscles relax to prevent the backward flow of blood. When these valves malfunction because the vein walls weaken, blood can pool in the veins and cause them to bulge outward. This process can be seen in this video in a detailed animation of the vein system of the lower body.
If you are seeing varicose veins appear on the surface of your legs, schedule a consultation with Chicago Vein Institute. We offer several non-surgical treatment options along with superior diagnostic techniques to give you completely customized care for your circulatory health. You can get in touch with us at either one of our two Chicago locations.
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Chicago Vein Institute is a practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders. CVI offers minimally invasive treatment options, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, Surface Sclerotherapy, Elastic Compression Stockings and wound care for venous ulcers, performing more than 8,000 vein-related procedures annually. Visit our sister brand, Chicago Cosmetic Institute, offering a full array of medical spa services including CoolSculpting, Liposuction, Botox, chemical peels and more.